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UGA 2006 DHS

The 2006 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) was conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Macro International Inc. provided technical assistance and funding through MEASURE DHS, a USAID-funded project that assists developing countries to collect data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS. Financial assistance was also provided by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the SAID/Uganda Mission, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Government of Uganda, the Health Partnership Fund, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Government of Japan.

The 2006 UDHS is a nationally representative survey of 8,531 women age 15-49 and 2,503 men age 15-54. The UDHS is the fourth comprehensive survey conducted in Uganda as part of the worldwide Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) project. The primary purpose of the UDHS is to furnish policymakers and planners with detailed information on fertility; family planning; infant, child, adult, and maternal mortality; maternal and child health; nutrition; and knowledge of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. In addition, in one in three households selected for the survey, women age 15-49, men age 15-54, and children under age 5 years were weighed and their height was measured. Women, men, and children age 6-59 months in this subset of households were tested for anaemia, and women and children were tested for vitamin A deficiency. The 2006 UDHS is the first DHS survey in Uganda to cover the entire country.

The final report is available here.


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